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Vik Muniz

Metachrome (No.3/No.13, after Mark Rothko)

Vik Muniz borrows images from the history of art, media and reality, to manipulate them. Starting with materials taken from everyday life, such as chocolate, diamond, pigment, clay or dust, Vik Muniz reconstructs an image before taking the photographs, and getting rid of the originals. At first glance, the result of his manipulations do not resemble a photograph, but the works of a magician or a virtuoso. While his photographs remind us of a collective cultural heritage, they simultaneously challenge the viewer´s perception.

 

Everything is redrawn and reinterpreted. Reinforcing our sense of familiarity toward different things, Vik Muniz deceives us and encourages our ability to look at reality and analyze it ; “the vision is primarily a form of intelligence, and recognition or identification a kind of comfort.”

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dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels

8 June 2019 – 27 July 2019 08.06.2019 – 27.07.2019
dialogues #1 Baronian Xippas Brussels, Xippas Paris, Paris (FR)

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IMAGINARIA

30 June 2019 – 22 September 2019 30.06.2019 – 22.09.2019
Collection Lambert, Avignon (FR)

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Vik Muniz: Hand Remade

8 June 2019 – 29 September 2019 08.06.2019 – 29.09.2019
Figge Art Museumn, Davenport (US)

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Gaïa, que deviens-tu ?

18 October 2019 – 8 November 2019 18.10.2019 – 08.11.2019
Maison Guerlain, Paris (FR)

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Pictures of Paint

10 October 2019 – 16 November 2019 10.10.2019 – 16.11.2019
Sikkema Jenkins & co., New York (US)

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Museum of Ashes

10 October 2019 – 16 November 2019 10.10.2019 – 16.11.2019
Sikkema Jenkins & co., New York (US)

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Glasstrees 2019 - Curated by Vik Muniz and Koen Vanmechelen

9 May 2019 – 24 November 2019 09.05.2019 – 24.11.2019
Fondazione Berengo Art Space, Murano (IT)

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Space travel

7 January 2020 – 29 February 2020 07.01.2020 – 29.02.2020
Xippas Punta Del Este (UY)

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13 December 2020 – 8 March 2020 13.12.2020 – 08.03.2020
Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota (US)

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UPLIFT

20 March 2020 – 2 May 2020 20.03.2020 – 02.05.2020
Xippas Geneva, Geneva (CH)

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Mappa Mundi

5 March 2020 – 22 August 2020 05.03.2020 – 22.08.2020
Fondation Boghossian, Villa Empain, Brussels (BE)

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Vik Muniz: Hand Remade

1 April 2020 – 31 August 2020 01.04.2020 – 31.08.2020
Museo Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona (ES)

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